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Steve Wallace: Spring is prime time for wildlife on the road

February 14, 2020

  Some of the most unpredictable crashes involve animals. There are a few things a driver can do to minimize the conflict potential. There are also times when a crash is inevitable, as odd as that seems. Seatbelts and airbags… Read More…

Steve Wallace: Seniors’ tests, new drivers top readers’ queries

February 7, 2020

      Seniors are starting to do more than talk about the unfairness of the expensive mandatory medical appointments demanded by the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles in British Columbia. All drivers turning 80 must comply and do so every… Read More…

Steve Wallace: Readers weigh in on driving in the snow, turns, parking

January 31, 2020

      Reliable readers respond to recent columns: Doug learned how to correct a skid in his teens. He practiced in a vacant parking lot after business hours. His original car was rear-wheel drive. This is probably how many… Read More…

Steve Wallace: Snow driving requires a special set of skills

January 24, 2020

  Victoria-area drivers are undoubtedly the worst winter drivers in Canada. They seldom get the opportunity to experience winter driving conditions, in what is affectionately referred to as CaliforniaNorth. Many are ill-equipped for the snow and cold, now called the… Read More…

Steve Wallace: Why should senior drivers pay for mandatory test?

January 17, 2020

      A few musings from the mailbag: Heather wants to know why there is such variation in the fees charged by doctors for the physical and cognitive exam senior drivers in B.C. must take at age 80. She… Read More…

Steve Wallace: 12 Christmas driving wishes this holiday season

January 3, 2020

      Here are 12 examples of what readers of this column want mentioned during this mobile holiday season. 1. Is it too much to ask drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and any others employing an alternate mode of transportation, to… Read More…

Steve Wallace: Thoughts on drivers sharing the road

December 27, 2019

      More responses to reader questions and comments: Dennis had two very salient points to make in his recent correspondence. The first was meant to remind motor-vehicle drivers of the increased speed capability of motorized bicycles. After sharing… Read More…

Steve Wallace: Readers reflect on making proper turns

December 20, 2019

    Year-end is a good time to respond to questions from readers that got missed in the mix. Alan reminded me that right turns on a solid red traffic light are not mandatory. Left turns in the same circumstance… Read More…

Steve Wallace: Misconceptions abound on our roads

December 13, 2019

    Victoria Royals hockey games have two intermissions. There is entertainment in both segments. There is also a planned question, usually about driving, by one of the advertisers. League Law, the sponsor, asked the audience to answer whether it… Read More…

Steve Wallace: Transportation’s electric future is here

December 7, 2019

      In the early 2000s, I got a chance to tour a Toyota manufacturing plant in Japan. The place was spotless. It was the first thing I noticed upon entry to the facility. My tour group was stellar:… Read More…

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